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The Scalphunters (1968)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Western | 2 April 1968 (USA)
Forced to trade his valuable furs for a well-educated escaped slave, a rugged trapper vows to recover the pelts from the Indians and later the renegades that killed them.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Joe Bass
... Kate
... Jim Howie
... Joseph Lee
... Jed
... Frank
... Yuma
... Two Crows
... Yancy
Tony Epper ... Scalphunter
... Scalphunter
John Epper ... Scalphunter
Jack Williams ... Scalphunter
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Trapper Joe is on his way to the town with all of his gain of hides of the last winter. However a group of Indians stops him and takes all of his hides, leaving him the escaped slave Joseph instead. But Joe has no use for Joseph and is determined to get his property back and follows them. Before he can do anything, the Indians are raided themselves by a group of scalphunters under the greedy Howie. Not only the hides, but also Joseph falls into their hands. Now Joe follows them alone and tries to trick the numerical superior group out of his hides. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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He'll stop at nothing to take back what's his. See more »

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Comedy | Western

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2 April 1968 (USA)  »

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Camino de la venganza  »

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Trivia

Burt Lancaster and Shelley Winters reputedly had a two-year affair in the mid-'50s. See more »

Goofs

While discussing astrology Joseph Lee tells Kate that Napoleon and her lover Jim Howie share the same birthday of July 27th. Napoleon was born on August 15th. See more »

Quotes

Joe Bass: If God ever made two greater inventions than a pretty woman and a bottle of whiskey, I ain't heard of it!
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Referenced in Shaft (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

In Our Lovely Deseret
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Eliza R. Snow
Music by George F. Root
Performed by Shelley Winters
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Terrific and funny western.
19 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

The best thing about this film is the humour, and the sharp dialogue. With this cast just about every scene is enjoyable, but the scenes between Burt Lancaster and Ossie Davies literally crackle. (Ossie Davies practically makes this picture his own, no mean feat with a cast of this quality). Telly Salvalas makes a really great baddie, and Shelley Winters is the perfect counter to him. The script has an edge like a razor, and despite being very funny, has some serious reflections on everything from greed to race. If you haven't seen it yet, you are in for a treat. From start to final minute, a cracking good picture. Even if you are not a western fan, I recommend this film. It's the great characters and dialogue that make it stand out.


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